As part of their directive to restock their system from the bottom up with pitching, the Marlins parted with two of the most feared hitters in the game. Trading Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees and Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals removed 96 home runs from a lineup that remains a work in progress.

From an organizational standpoint, the Marlins are addressing their most pressing need: overall pitching at every level. The Ozuna and Stanton trades netted them, in part, Minor League right-handers Sandy Alcantara and Jorge Guzman.

Alcantara and Guzman are ranked as Miami's first and second prospects, respectively, by MLB Pipeline. Both project as top-of-the-rotation candidates.